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BYD to present world’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in Detroit

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a step closer to reaching those goals by launching the world’s first mass-produced plug-in hybrid vehicle in China last... read more

January 9, 2009 by 
 
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European Parliament agrees to looser CO2 rules

In September, a committee in the European Parliament proposed easing the carbon dioxide emissions rules previously set to phase in over the next several years, and today the... read more December 17, 2008 by 


 
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WTO denies China's appeal on car part tariffs ruling

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has confirmed a ruling against China’s import tariffs on car parts in response to complaints from the U.S., Europe and Canada. By... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
China's BYD to sell plug-in hybrid in U.S. by 2010

China’s BYD first to market with mass-produced plug-in hybrid

Chinese manufacturer BYD is planning to have plug-in hybrid vehicles on sale in the U.S. within two years, with similar ambitions for the European market. The company took a... read more December 16, 2008 by 


 
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Nissan upgrades European GT-R along 'Series II' lines

Recent reports about the demise of launch control in Nissan's GT-R aside, the cars sold in the UK and Europe next year will be getting a range of upgrades as well. Those... read more December 8, 2008 by 


 
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EU reaches agreement on emissions reduction target

The European Union has reached an agreement on a greenhouse gas reduction program for new vehicles, announcing today that carmakers must cut their fleet-wide emissions levels... read more December 2, 2008 by 


 
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European Commission proposes €5 billion aid package for auto industry

The European Commission has reportedly given its stamp of approval to a large aid package to help the struggling European economy, with at least €5 billion earmarked... read more November 27, 2008 by 


 
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HydroGen4 marks GM's first fuel-cell vehicle fleet test in Europe

Electric-powered vehicles are widely perceived to be the way forward for personal transport. Fuel-cell vehicles offer many advantages over traditional battery-based systems... read more November 26, 2008 by 


 
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Audi demonstrates inter-brand car-to-car networking in Germany

The second CAR2CAR Forum at a testing ground in Dudenhofen, Germany, was the site of a new step forward in vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems. Among several other... read more November 14, 2008 by 


 
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EU considering three year delay of 120g/km CO2 limit

The European Union is ready to abandon its long-established goal of cutting carbon dioxide limits for new vehicles to 120g/km by 2012. Under a proposal introduced during... read more November 3, 2008 by 


 
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EU considering incentive program to scrap older cars

The European commission put forward a proposal on Wednesday to introduce a scheme to offer motorists incentives to scrap their old cars in order to boost sales of new... read more October 30, 2008 by 


 
EU carmakers want $55 billion loan package

EU carmakers want $55 billion loan package

American carmakers recently secured a $25 billion loan guarantee from the federal government, and now their European counterparts are seeking the same sort of deal from the... read more October 3, 2008 by 


 
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